As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Samsung GX-10 is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques, pro digicams and super zooms. The Samsung GX-10's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G10 and the Lumix DMC-GH1) and Nikon (such as the D5000)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung GX-10 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.51x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a weather sealed body, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror) and is thinner (2.8" vs 3.1").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
2 years newer
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the GX-10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has live view
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the GX-10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5000 and GX-10

  • None found

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D
similar age

Significant advantages of the K10D (vs the GX-10)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the K10D (vs the GX-10)

  • None found

common strengths of the K10D and GX-10

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.62x
  • Weather sealed
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung GX-10 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (210k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-G10 (vs the GX-10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 210k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G10 (vs the GX-10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the DMC-G10 and GX-10

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 113 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the GX-10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the GX-10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the DMC-GH1 and GX-10

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 113 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung GX-10 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), is much smaller (professional size (142×101×70 mm) vs large (139×168×97 mm)), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a weather sealed body and is newer (september 2006 vs september 2005).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the GX-10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the GX-10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Large (139×168×97 mm) vs Professional size (142×101×70 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DSC-R1 and GX-10

  • Built-in flashes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung GX-10 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs tunnel).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (210k dots vs 922k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (142×101×70 mm) vs mid size (109×76×40 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
7 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the GX-10)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 210k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the GX-10)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder: Tunnel vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the G16 and GX-10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentaprism

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung GX-10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (142×101×70 mm) vs large (130×97×118 mm)), has a weather sealed body, is thinner (2.8" vs 4.6"), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (210k dots vs 460k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 9 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
6 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the GX-10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 210k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the GX-10)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Thicker: 4.6" vs 2.8"
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and GX-10

  • Each supports an external flash